It’s celebration time at my local Planned Parenthood organization. On the home page of Planned Parenthood of Indiana is found an article entitled “Celebrating National Adoption Month, Thanking Our Adoption Partners.” Who knew? Planned Parenthood has adoption partners? I was somewhat shocked as I began to read the article. But as I reached the third paragraph, I began to see the catch:
In recognition of National Adoption Month, we’re proud to announce that since 2006, with the help of our referral partners, the Independent Adoption Center and the Adoption Center for Family Building, PPIN has paved the way for at least 12 successful adoptions.
Yes, you read that right. Planned Parenthood is excited that they have contributed to a whopping twelve adoptions in six years. If we do some simple math, that comes out to an average of two adoptions a year.
Last year alone, Planned Parenthood of Indiana performed 5,250 abortions.
Fifty-two hundred and fifty.
That means that if 2011 was an average adoption year, Planned Parenthood helped with one adoption for every 2,625 abortions they performed. Perhaps they should send their adoption counselors back to job training.
And yet, something about Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s front page set me to thinking. If even Planned Parenthood mentions adoption on its home page, why is adoption not more front and center in the pro-life movement?